What considerations do we have to make to consider if someone is a flight-risk?

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Lorraine Caplan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

One factor that comes into play is whether the person has a "stake" in the community, owning a home, for example, having family in the community, and having a job.  This sort of stake in a stable life tends to reduce the risk of flight.  Another factor is the person's relationships with others in other places.  A person who has family, friends, or acquaintances in other places has the wherewithal to use those relationships to flee.  Yet another factor is liquid assets.  The more money a person has, the easier it is for him or her to run.